• "In a class by itself, not only among Cheever's work but among all novels I know"

    Joseph Heller
  • "Cheever's deepest, most challenging book"

    New York Times
  • "John Cheever's prose is always a pleasure to read because it is both graceful and governed"

    Chicago Tribune
  • "A master American storyteller"

  • "Cheever writes a restrained, half -mocking hymn to the delusions of comfortable America which is a pleasure to read"